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Stronger team for Bedfordshire engineers community in Bedfordshire and surrounding areas since 2001, providing “top-quality” servicing and repairs of tractors and all types of farm vehicles and equipment including combines, ATVs agricultural machinery and plant equipment. Plant can be delivered quickly and fitted straight away. Its experienced and skilled team of mechanics offer quality workmanship and carry out work either at its customers’ premises or in its Cardington workshop. Farm Serve is also main dealer for a wide range of farming equipment, including Landini tractors.

Two new recruits have made Bedfordshire-based Farm Serve’s team stronger than ever. With Stephanie Biswell (above) joining in a sales and marketing role and engineer Steve Ashpole in the workshop, the staff now number three full-time and two part-time engineers and two admin assistants. Collectively that represents more than 100 years’ engineering experience, Farm Serve points out. The company has been supporting the farming

Northern territory managers Opico is expanding its team with the appointment of two new territory managers, reflecting the company’s increasing customer base and portfolio of products. Gordon Hickie and Jamie Brett will take responsibility for all the Sky, He-Va, Strautmann, Opico and Maschio Gaspardo brands. Gordon (pictured above) is covering north, west, central and eastern Scotland. He has spent all his working life in the industry. He gained practical experience on farm for the first 10 years before moving into agricultural

machinery sales, holding various management roles with a range of manufacturers and importers. Jamie (pictured above) is to cover northern England, the Borders and southern Scotland. With a farming background and having studied agricultural engineering, Jamie started his career as a farm manager. He has spent the past 20 years focused on agricultural sales. Opico UK sales manager Charles Bedforth says that he’s delighted to have taken on two such experienced individuals, both well-known and respected in their local areas.

Gearing up for expansion An East Yorkshire agricultural machinery importer has recruited a specialist representative to service its growing customer base. Josh Ashcroft (pictured, above) has joined the team at

Market Weighton-based Manterra to extend its business along the M62 corridor. He’ll be responsible for showcasing the full range of Manterra brands, including Unia agricultural machinery, Trimble precision farming equipment and APV seeders.

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Josh is from a farming family and his background includes sales, repairs and servicing of agricultural and horticultural machinery. Manterra was established by farmer and agronomist Andrew Manfield in 2011 and is also the key technology supplier to the

Stockbridge Technology Centre’s Tru-Nject project to commercialise innovative soil nutrient-mapping technology. Andrew says: “Manterra has seen steady business growth over the past year and our aim now is to build on further opportunities for expansion.”

Thurlow Nunn Standen Ltd is a long established family owned and managed agricultural machinery dealer and a main distributor of AGCO products including Massey Ferguson, Challenger, Fendt & Valtra. We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies:

AGRICULTURAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN (SPRAYERS) Predominantly field based to cover East Anglia

JCB Area Sales Manager – The successful applicant will be responsible for growing the JCB Market Share within a dedicated area of Norfolk, maintaining customer accounts and ensuring that high levels of customer satisfaction are achieved.


Qualified Service Engineer – This position would suit an experienced Agricultural Engineer who wishes to be involved in Market Leading equipment and willing to work as part of a committed service team.


Semi-Skilled Engineer – We are looking for a self-motivated Engineer with experience within engineering/ mechanics, who wishes to progress towards a fully qualified Agricultural Engineer following manufacturers training programmes. If you wish to have a secure future working for one of the most committed Agricultural Machinery Dealers in the UK, please apply, sending your full CV to: Karen Brooks, PA to Managing Director, G & J Peck Limited, 90 Lancaster Way Business Park, Ely, Cambs CB6 3NX or e-mail Karen@peck.co.uk

Vacancies at the Littleport, Attleborough, Hinderclay & Kennett branches Kennett branch

TRAINEE PARTS PERSON (potentially leading to an Apprenticeship) Hinderclay branch

BRANCH MANAGER Melton branch


For full details, please visit the Company’s website: www.tnsgroup.co.uk. Alternatively, call James Thurlow on 01353 863038 or Adrian Brown on 01394 382801 in confidence. Thurlow Nunn Standen Ltd Head Office at Wisbech Road, Littleport, Cambs CB6 1RA



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